Phone rings – it’s an HR colleague we’d worked together with already: “Hi Szilárd, we’ve seen your training invitation, it sounds exciting, but no one has here so much time and our people don’t want to learn visual recording. They run internal trainings, stuck in the ppt-world. And we have the sales guys, they’d learn some more striking presentation techniques. I don’t want them to travel for hours and the headcount is also higher than your training limit. Ah, and they’d use what’s learnt as soon as from the following day on. And all we have is the flipchart size at most, basic colour markers and it’s not quite likely that anyone in this millennium would set off with pastels either. Can you do it?”
can tell the one who calls what we can offer; and for the rest of you who fail to, I hereby put down how we worked in Paks.
The innovative art-pedagogic initiative DemoLab was established in January 2018 by the Foundation for Democratic Youth (DIA). We have made the closing event of the program “colourful” on 21.09.2019*.
* Well, this is not quite true, we haven’t made it exactly colourful, since we had opted with Foundation director Rita Galambos for black paper.
We wished to write an article about our increasingly popular community drawing services and so pouncing on Grafacity General Manager Szilárd Strenner having his morning coffee seemed to be a good idea.
EMS kindly invited us to visually record sessions at the annual conference in Budapest. The burden of expectation on us was high because it was the first time that EMS hired graphic recorders. The challenge was on us to make a positive first impression. We were asked to record two keynote lectures and a few short presentations on related subjects. We also took on the special task of creating a graphical representation of the poster sessions.
This year’s annual European Organisation Design Forum was hosted by Budapest on 19-20 October 2018. It was not the first time, though, that our team contributed to the EODF: we were present at the 2013 forum in Wien and later at the Org Design WS held in the Kaptár Coworking Office. After five years we were happy to grab the opportunity and support mutual thinking with our visual solutions.